Monday, December 9, 2019

Social Studies Team Impacts Familes Around the World

IMG_1216The fifth grade Social Studies team at Durham Intermediate School fifth graders are helping families around the world.

The team is involved with Kiva, which allows people to make small loans to invididuals or groups. DIS received a grant which allowed it to make 45 loans totaling $1,125 in 20 different countries. The loan is slow repaid, allowing DIS to lend it out again.

This project has raised social and global awareness for the DIS students. It has expanded the classroom discussion on geography, world culture, world-wide current events, economics, entrepreneurship and service learning. The goal is to introduce students to real world money management and greater understanding of world culture.